The siege of Troy, Theodor Kallifatides ; translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy
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  • The siege of Troy, Theodor Kallifatides ; translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy
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  • The siege of Troy
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  • Theodor Kallifatides ; translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy
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  • eng
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  • "Bombs fall over a Greek village during World War II, and a teacher takes her students to a cave for shelter. There she tells them about another war when the Greeks besieged Troy. Day after day, she recounts how the Greeks suffer from thirst, heat, and homesickness, and how the opponents meet army against army, man against man. Helmets are cleaved, heads fly, blood flows. And everything had begun when Prince Paris of Troy fell in love with king of Sparta Menelaus's wife, the beautiful Helen, and escaped with her to his homeland. Now Helen stands atop the city walls to witness the horrors set in motion by her flight. When her current and former loves face each other in battle, she knows that, whatever happens, she will be losing. Theodor Kallifatides provides remarkable psychological insight in his version of The Iliad, downplaying the role of the gods and delving into the mindsets of its mortal heroes."--Provided by publisher
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